Robin Smith-Peck : Statement



"In the visual clutter of my studio I tiptoe through glimpses of meaningful relationships, chance encounters between personalities bumping up against, nudging, confronting, touching, sideswiping, squeaking by, clinging to, hugging, side-by-each, cheek-by-jowl, hand-in-hand. This exhibition presents the artifacts of my endeavours to pattern a response." – Smith-Peck

"You know that moment when a pattern emerges that seems to unearth the meaning of something? Like when we sense a pattern of behaviour, or thought, or weather and we shift to a place of insight and understanding? I love that moment and so I find myself seeking patterns in everything around me as a way of trying to comprehend the relationship of cause and effect. Composing images is a process of making a mark that causes us to make another mark that produces an effect that compels us to make another mark and so on and so on. It is pattern creation and I am absorbed by the play of those relationships. I see my role as someone who makes working objects for others, companions in the silence of our own reverie." – Smith-Peck

Robin Smith-Peck (MVA University of Alberta) has spent most of her career in northern Canada. She grew up in Goose Bay, Labrador and has taught printmaking in the remote communities of Holman, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit. Originally born in St. John’s Newfoundland, and now residing in Alberta, Robin Smith-Peck has exhibited her artwork across Canada and internationally. In 2013 she was inducted into the Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall of Fame.